• Short Summary

    Reunion of 'Desert Rats' on anniversary of battle of El Alamein, Monty and Churchill speak.

  • Description

    Title reads: "A Desert Rat Salutes Them".

    El Alamein Anniversary Reunion.

    Various shots of the reunion of the 'Desert Rats' at the 4th anniversary of the battle of El Alamein. Panning shot of ex-servicemen of the 8th army listening as Doreen Harris sings 'Lilli Marlene' (Doreen Harris not seen). L/S of the large audience cheering and clapping as Field Marshall Bernard Montgomery comes up to the microphone. Monty (in uniform) gives a speech (natural sound). Cut in shots of the audience. M/S of Winston Churchill speaking podium, he gets heckled a bit by audience. C/U of some of the men greeting old palls. The 8th army insignia is draped at the back of the stage.

    Note: commentary is written from point of view of ex-serviceman attending reunion.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1412.37
    Media URN:
    46003
    Group:
    Unissued / unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    28/10/1946
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:55:10:00 / 01:57:27:00
    Canister:
    46/86

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